As GPA’s Controller, JoAnne manages the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, including overseeing the billing, accounts payable, and general accounting divisions of GPA. Her role also includes facilitation of GPA’s monthly reporting and financial statements. JoAnne is driven by the desire to broaden her knowledge at every opportunity, and is dedicated to continually refining GPA’s accounting practices to ensure the company is in a position to best serve our customers and meet the company’s business goals.
During her career at GPA, JoAnne has played a critical role in improving GPA’s accounting processes and procedures to keep pace with the company’s rapid growth. She implemented improvements to GPA’s account reconciliations for more accurate reporting, and has helped upgrade other systems for greater efficiency and value.
JoAnne has a vast background in finance in accounting; before joining GPA, she worked for seven years at MCL Inc. as Assistant Controller. Prior to that, she held a variety of other accounting positions, including two years at Budget Rent-a-Car as Accounts Payable Supervisor, and two years with Tensor Group in Accounts Receivable and General Accounting.
JoAnne is passion about volunteering and giving back to her community. She is involved with her local Humane Society, her church’s music ministry, and also with ABATE of Illinois (A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education), an organization that advocates for greater motorcycle education, awareness, and safety.
JoAnne earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA from Lewis University, and is a licensed CPA. She also holds an Associate degree in Computerized Business Systems and Accounting from Robert Morris College.